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Habit: Annual. Stem: erect, 1 to tufted, generally glabrous. Leaf: basal and cauline; ligule membranous, acute to toothed at tip; blade flat to rolled, generally ridged. Inflorescence: panicle-like; branches spike-like, minutely scabrous. Spikelet: glumes subequal, > floret, membranous, lower 1-veined, upper 3-veined; floret 1, vestigial florets occasionally present, bisexual, breaking above glumes; lemma rounded on back, membranous, short bristly at base, minutely scabrous and awned near tip, obscurely 3--5-veined, awn straight, flexible; palea +- = lemma.
Species In Genus: 3 species: temperate Europe, Asia. Cult for revegetation. Etymology: (Greek: not maimed, alluding to occasional presence of vestigial florets)
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AperaPrevious taxon: Anthoxanthum odoratum
Next taxon: Apera interrupta
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Apera, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10980, accessed on October 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 26, 2016.